47th Bomb Group

Group
A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.

Object Number - FRE 7583 - A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 81st Fighter Group
  • Service Numbers: O-20631
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Commander - Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group Headquarters (47th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Commander - Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group Headquarters (47th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-20836
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Group Commander

Connections

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Mediouna 18 January 1942 - 7 January 1943

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Youks-les-Bains 7 January 1943 - 6 March 1943

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Canrobert 6 March 1943 - 30 March 1943

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Thelepte 30 March 1943 - 13 April 1943

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Souk-el-Arba 13 April 1943 - 1 July 1943

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Soliman 1 July 1943 - 21 July 1943

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Ta Kali 21 July 1943 - 9 August 1943

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Torrente Comunelli 9 August 1943 - 20 August 1943

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Gerbini 20 August 1943 - 24 September 1943

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Grottaglie 24 September 1943 - 15 October 1943

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Vincenzo 15 October 1943 - 10 January 1944

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Vesuvius 10 January 1944 - 22 March 1944

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Capodichino 22 March 1944 - 25 April 1944

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Vesuvius 25 April 1944 - 10 June 1944

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Ponte Galeria 10 June 1944 - 27 June 1944

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Ombrone Airfield 27 June 1944 - 11 July 1944

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Poretta 11 July 1944 - 7 September 1944

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Salon-de-Provence Air Base 7 September 1944 - 18 September 1944

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Grosetto 11 December 1944 - 20 June 1945

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Rosignano 11 December 1944

Encompassing

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6937747
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-34490
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-790777
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 84th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-790788
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Nicknames: Buffalo Dave
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group

Revisions

Date7 Jun 2021 13:40:42
ContributorEmily
Date25 Jan 2021 21:48:13
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

added commander

Date24 Jan 2021 03:35:59
Contributor466thHistorian
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added connections

Date4 Jan 2021 03:24:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Date4 Jan 2021 03:18:23
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 03:39:11
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 03:38:43
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 02:59:02
Contributor466thHistorian
Date14 Apr 2015 09:32:27
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Frederick Terrell writes an account of the 47th Bomb Group's history here: http://www.47thbombgroup.org/history.html

Date13 Apr 2015 22:48:31
ContributorJMMortenson
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Letter of 1942, 47th Gp, 86th Sq.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

47th Bomb Group: Gallery (15 items)